Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix court has lowered the bond used to release Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer from jail after he was arrested on charges that he assaulted his wife during arguments at their apartment.Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Jeffrey Rueter on Monday reduced Dwyer’s bond from $25,000 to $10,000 and removed a requirement that the player wear an ankle monitoring bracelet. But Rueter declined a request by the player’s attorney to secure his release without a bond.Dwyer has been out of jail since posting bail hours after his Sept. 17 arrest.Investigators have said Dwyer broke his wife’s nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument, and the next day punched her and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn’t injured. Dwyer was initially booked on suspicion of aggravated assault against his son but was not indicted on that allegation.His wife told authorities the first assault occurred after she learned about Dwyer’s recent phone contact with another woman.Dwyer has pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault.Robert Feinberg, one of Dwyer’s attorneys, argued his client should be released on his own recognizance because Dwyer has no prior criminal history and stands zero chance of fleeing from authorities.“He wants to prove his innocence,” Feinberg said, adding that Dwyer’s wife told police on a few occasions that she doesn’t want the case prosecuted.Feinberg read to Rueter a glowing letter written by one of Dwyer’s former teachers and pointed out that the player has strong family support.“Where was that support when he was violently going after this victim?” asked prosecutor Jay Rademacher, arguing that the $25,000 bond was appropriate.Dwyer was arrested last month as the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell came under fire amid a series of off-the-field encounters involving some marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.The day after his arrest, the Cardinals placed Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list, meaning he can’t play for Arizona again this season.
Clemson’s Javan White, left, and Marcquise Reed, right, block a shot by Pittsburgh’s Xavier Johnson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Clemson’s Elijah Thomas (14) finishes off a dunk against Pittsburgh during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The shot clock running down, Clemson’s David Skara collected the ball and chucked it toward the basket. The ball smacked off the middle of the backboard and through the net for his team’s fourth 3-pointer of a dizzying opening six minutes against Pittsburgh.It was that kind of start for the Tigers. And an all-too familiar finish for the reeling Panthers.Clemson hit each of its first five 3-pointers on its way to building a 22-point halftime lead then clamped down late for a 62-48 victory on Wednesday night. The Tigers (17-11, 7-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) held Pitt to just 27 percent (12 of 44) shooting while beating the Panthers for the sixth straight time. Marcquise Reed led Clemson with 14 points, Elijah Thomas added 12 points and eight rebounds and the Tigers never lost control after needing less than two minutes to build a double-digit lead.“I thought our defense was really good all day,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. “We competed (and) guarded them about as well as we could guard.”Xavier Johnson led Pitt (12-16, 2-13) with 14 points but the freshman guard also committed eight of his team’s 13 turnovers. Terrell Brown scored 11 points for Pitt but the Panthers never led while dropping their 11th consecutive game. Not even a courtside appearance by three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald — a former Pitt football star now anchoring the middle of the defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams — could shake the Panthers out of a funk that stretches more than six weeks.“We’ve lost a little bit of confidence,” first-year Pitt head coach Jeff Capel said. “Losing will do that to you.”The Tigers are trying to work their way to the right side of the bubble in search for their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. A misstep against the Panthers would have cost them dearly. Instead, they produced a near carbon-copy of their easy 13-point win over Pitt a month ago.Clemson built a massive 28-point halftime cushion in the first meeting on Jan. 29 to cruise. Four weeks later, the Tigers again came out hot.Shelton Mitchell hit a 3-pointer on the Tigers’ first trip down the court. Reed added another on Clemson’s second possession. Skara’s off-balance heave boosted the advantage to 18-5. The 3-point streak ended with Aamir Simms missed a wide-open look from the corner, but he atoned by drilling one on Clemson’s next possession and the Tigers just kept on rolling.“They made so many shots early, we were dejected,” Capel said. “When the kid banked a 3 at the end of the shot clock, you could see our guys’ shoulders slump.”Pitt, giving away size at nearly every position, couldn’t get anything going. The Panthers kept trying to dump it inside to Brown — who at 6-foot-10 is the team’s lone post threat — but Brown couldn’t seem to do anything with it. He missed all three of his shots, including a layup before the first-half buzzer that rolled of the rim, symbolic of an opening 20 minutes in which the Panthers made just five baskets against eight turnovers, scored a season-low 16 points and trailed by more than 20.The Panthers, as they did in the first meeting with the Tigers, pushed back in the second half but it wasn’t nearly enough.Pitt drew within 10 points twice in the final eight minutes but got no closer.“We’re playing with a sense of urgency, trying to finish out the season strong,” Reed said. “We’ve got big games at home coming up. Just want to keep taking care of business.”BIG PICTUREClemson: The Tigers have done pretty well at beating the lesser teams in the ACC but probably could use another marquee name on its resume to go with an upset of No. 20 Virginia Tech earlier this month. Two opportunities remain in the regular season: on Saturday against No. 5 North Carolina and on March 9 against Syracuse.Pitt: The Panthers have taken steps forward in Capel’s first season, but the grind of the ACC has worn down his young and undersized roster.UP NEXTClemson: Will try to beat the Tar Heels at home for the second straight season on Saturday. The Tigers won 82-78 in last year’s meeting at Littlejohn Coliseum.Pitt: Visits No. 2 Virginia on Saturday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 read more
Long story short, here are my NFL Week 5 picks:Raiders 33, Chargers 30: Surely you can envision a pro-Raiders crowd storming the Chargers’ field to carry off Jon Gruden in triumph — as opposed to Jack Del Rio getting fired there last visit. Line: Raiders +5.549ers 23, Cardinals 13: C.J. Beathard and an injury-laden offense outduel the Cardinals’ Josh Rosen in his first road start. Line: 49ers -4.5CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery on your mobile device. …
28 June 2013South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare has signed a R10-billion deal with Dutch pharmaceutical firm MSD to acquire an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing business in the Netherlands and satellite office in the United States.The API business sites are made up of manufacting operations based in Oss, parts of the Moleneind and De Geer sites and the Boxtel site in the Netherlands, as well as Sioux City, Iowa in the US.“The products manufactured at the sites fall into two categories, namely biochemicals, where biological processes are involved, and chemicals where the process is fully synthetic,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.The deal also includes the option to acquire a portfolio of 11 branded finished dose form molecule products from MSD, known as Merck in the US and Canada.These finished dose products cover a range of treatments such as hormone replacement therapy, corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, oral contraceptives and anti-coagulants with brands such as Benutrex, Orgaran and Ovestin, among others.Aspen is Africa’s largest generic pharmaceutical company and ninth in the world.“One of Aspen’s primary strategic intents is to further globalise its business, increase its representation across a number of additional territories and provide support to its growing global presence with a differentiated pipeline,” said Aspen Group chief executive, Stephen Saad.“This transaction provides a platform to contribute to the achievement of this strategic intent by enabling Aspen to access a niche range of APIs and finished dosage products.”The deal is expected to become effective on 1 October, and if Aspen take the option to acquire the finished dosage products, it will take effect on 31 December.“These niche Products will substantially supplement Aspen’s growing footprint in a number of emerging and established markets – the notable presence of these products in Latin America and Asia Pacific is supportive of Aspen’s aspirations for these regions,” Aspen said.SAinfo reporter read more
A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook announced this morning that its wildly popular Instant Messaging service now supports the open IM standard XMPP/Jabber. That means that 3rd party developers will be able to build support for Facebook Chat into their websites and chat applications with ease.Standards are great like this for making development simpler but the other promise of technical standards so far remains unrealized. Interoperability is the big promise of open standards in general and XMPP chat specifically, but at launch Facebook Chat by XMPP does not federate with other XMPP servers. So this isn’t about interoperability, it’s about further extending Facebook around the web.Does Facebook have plans for the future to federate with, say Google Talk, the other leading XMPP chat service online? Or with people using Jabber directly? We haven’t gotten a response from the company yet, but we really doubt it. Facebook could change the game in a big way around IM interoperability if it did so. Unfortunately, this is much more likely to be a case of an open technical standard being used to extend the dominance of a closed market leader.Update: Facebook’s Malorie Lucich responded and told us that interoperability “isn’t something we’re announcing today, but we are looking into it.” Lucich is the same Facebook team member who advised users last month about how to use Facebook to subscribe to syndicated news sources, so she’s cool. Looking into it? We sure hope so.Facebook is supporting the open standard, though! And thus it will be much easier for outside developers to build on top of it. That’s great. The open standard of XMPP now has all the more support behind it, all the more reason for developers to implement on it – now it offers access to 400 million Facebook users. That’s nothing to underestimate the importance of.We sure would love to see someone step up and use open standards to support interoperability between people on different IM platforms, though. It would be great if it was Facebook that did it. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Data Portability#social networks#web marshall kirkpatrick read more
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Congratulations to the winners of the Touch Football Western Australia 2014 Be Active Super League Series grand finals, played on Sunday at Kingsway Regional Sports Centre, Madeley. Mixed OpenTompkins Park 7 defeated Perth Brothers 5MVP – Jason Lim (Tompkins Park) and Naomi Kara (Perth Brothers)Women’s OpenFremantle Districts 6 defeated Perth Brothers 5MVP – Jenaya Quan (Fremantle)Men’s OpenSouthern Districts 9 defeated ECU 7MVP – Alex Tuvik (Southern Districts)To view photos from the Super League Series, please visit the Touch Football WA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/touchfootballwa. Related LinksSuper League Series
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: I know fans were getting frustratedby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard knows fans were frustrated during their 1-0 win over Newcastle United.A Marcos Alonso goal overcame a difficult opposition side and made it five wins in a row for the Blues.Lampard said: “The second half was the most pleasing thing. It was a good test for us today. We changed things a little in the second half and we showed a little more flexibility and creativity.”We were upbeat, we had urgency, the tempo was good, and that got us the win.”We want to score goals. You can see the fans – I think they’re happy with what they’re seeing at the moment. We want more.”If we want to keep moving up, we can do better. So far this season, though, things are going well.”On Ross Barkley’s injury, he added: “It’s an ankle injury. We need to assess it and see how bad it is.” read more
Jim Harbaugh has wrapped up his first recruiting class at the University of Michigan. The Wolverines finalized their 2015 class on Wednesday, National Signing Day. Here’s everything you need to know about Michigan’s 2015 class: The class ranks No. 38 in the country, No. 6 in the Big Ten, by 247 Sports. There are 14 players in the class, three of whom are from the state of Michigan. The class includes six 4-stars and eight 3-stars. The players are from Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Alabama and Pennsylvania. Harbaugh thanked former Michigan coach Brady Hoke during a National Signing Day interview. Harbaugh referenced pickles and squirting while discussing his recruiting efforts. Here are some of the things Harbaugh had to say about his 2015 class: Harbaugh says Michigan’s class is “humble” but also winners.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 4, 2015Harbaugh: All freshmen “have the license and ability to” play right now. “There’s no guarantees, only opportunities.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 4, 2015Harbaugh on the QBs: “They have a desire to compete in the classroom and on the field … I really like those kind of guys.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 4, 2015Harbaugh says “it’s possible” more players could join Michigan’s 2015 class.— Josh Newkirk (@JoshNewkirk7) February 4, 2015And here’s Michigan’s full, 14-man class, courtesy of 247 Sports: read more
Principal Director, Ministry of Transport and Mining, Dr. Oral Rainford, told JIS News that the event “is going to be of interest to owners and operators of mines and quarries, suppliers of goods and services and contractors to the sector, including regulators and academics”. “We have got to ensure that we build our economy and the sector, that we become more competitive, we begin to utilise more of our products in our economy and begin to produce higher-value products for a wider range of areas of industry,” he told JIS News. Mining and quarrying operators, as well as others involved in the minerals sector, are to benefit from the staging of a technical conference to be held on Wednesday (November 23) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mining and quarrying operators, as well as others involved in the minerals sector, are to benefit from the staging of a technical conference to be held on Wednesday (November 23) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, beginning at 9:00 a.m.The event, organised by the Mining Division of the Ministry of Transport and Mining, is part of activities for National Minerals Week 2017 from November 19 to 25.It will examine technical and operational issues pertinent to the minerals sector. Divided into general and sector-specific segments, the conference will be informative and interactive.Principal Director, Ministry of Transport and Mining, Dr. Oral Rainford, told JIS News that the event “is going to be of interest to owners and operators of mines and quarries, suppliers of goods and services and contractors to the sector, including regulators and academics”.“We will be investigating a number of topics, which are going to be presented by a cadre of local and international experts,” he added.These are Climate-proofing the Minerals/Mining Sector – Risks and Implications; Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals; Land Management and Legacy Issues; Alumina Production and the Management of Alumina Waste; Diversification andValue-added Production; Health, Safety and Environmental Stewardship; Equipment Selection, Maintenance and Retooling; Energy and the Mining Sector; and Logistics for Jamaica’s Minerals Sector. read more